Hello there!


Daniel Schutzsmith is a rare breed – a hybrid of equal parts business, design, coding, and strategy – ready to change the world from the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Over the past 19 years he's had the privilege of working with companies such as Adobe, Greenpeace, The Pixies, MTV, Phish, PBS, They Might Be Giants, TBS, Pepsico, Dave Matthews Band & more.

In his free time he enjoys single malt scotches, inspirational wanderings through the streets of NYC, hiking the hills of the Hudson Valley, and evenings at the drive-in with his wife and three kids.

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Work Engagements


Managing Partner of Digital Empire, a digital creative agency helping clients create their own digital empires, one byte at a time.

Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz, teaching our next generation of web designers in the Design For Web course.

Co-Founder Of:


Hudson Valley Tech Meetup
A monthly meetup bringing together technologists, designers, entrepreneurs and educators to share their passion and craft. This is a volunteer position.

Catskills Conf
A weekend-long event gathering of technologists and creators at The Ashokan Center in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. This is a volunteer position.

Poughworking
Located in downtown Poughkeepsie, we've created a space to foster growth in the creative economy of the Hudson Valley through coworking, community, and education. This is a volunteer position.

Former Affiliations


School Of Visual Arts

The Barbarian Group

Cuban Council

NYU

The Chopping Block

Speaking Engagements


For over 10 years Daniel has been speaking to conferences, classrooms, and companies on the topics of design, code, process, and digital business.

FITC Toronto 2015
Collide Conference 2015
Marist Ad Club 2015
Marist Marketing Class 2015
Halifax Pop Digital 2014
Marist Marketing Class 2014
Halifax Pop Digital 2013
SVA Design Impact 2013
NXNE Interactive 2013
Halifax Pop Digital 2012
NXNE Interactive 2012
FITC Toronto 2012
NXNE Interactive 2011
FITC Toronto 2011
FITC Amsterdam 2011
NXNE Interactive 2010
FITC Toronto 2010
Webvisions 2010
HOW Design 2010
RGD Design Thinkers 2009
HOW Design 2009
FITC 2009
Webvisions 2009
Create Chaos/WDDC 2008
FITC 2008
Marketing Bootcamp 2008
Flash Forward 2007
HOW Design Conference 2007
CRE8 2007
Webvisions 2007
FITC 2007
Internetics 2006
Flash Forward 2006
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